America has some of the most popular and highly regarded golf courses in the world. From the Augusta National to Pebble Beach, there are 100s of iconic golf courses dotted around the states.
Here are five courses that might go under the radar compared to these master golf courses.
Five of the Most Underrated Golf Courses in the USA
Atlanta Country Club
Atlanta Country Club is a private golf club in the southeastern United States, located in Marietta, Georgia, a suburb northwest of Atlanta. Golf at the country club is taken very seriously and would be considered the beating heart of the club.
The course at Atlanta Country Club would for certain be considered world-class. Since 1968, Golf Digest and other distinguished national publications have consistently ranked as one of “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.”
Atlanta also is recognised for hosting many PGA and USGA consistently over its time. The inaugural Tournament Players Championship, the USGA Women’s Amateur and Senior Men’s Amateur were also held at the Atlanta Country Club.
LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort
On a white-sand beach overlooking Vanderbilt Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, this high-end golf resort is a mile and a half from Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park.
Naples in Florida, where the course is placed, is one of the world’s top golf vacation destinations. The course at LaPlaya is an 18 hole links course that features lush fairways, strong rolling hills and meticulously manicured greens that wind around 14 lakes and water features.
The consistent amazing weather that Florida has makes this a golfers paradise.
Aspen Lakes is a privately owned, public golf course at the base of the Three Sisters, Central Oregon’s volcanic peaks.
Aspen Lakes golf course is a favorite among visitors and locals alike. The first nine holes were constructed in 1996 under the watchful eye of World Class golf course architect William Overdorf, a well known designer of golf courses.
Since the course opened, it has generated world-wide acclaim. It has received recognition from Golf Digest as the number eight “Best New Affordable Course” in the United States.
Colorado Golf Course
Colorado Golf Club is a golf club located in Parker, Colorado which is southeast of Denver. Designers Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw had complete judgment over the 1,700-acre property, which they describe as ‘gifted for golf’. They take golfers on a journey through forestry, scenic hillsides, rugged barrancas and open meadows.
The Championship Course is a strategic test for golfers of all abilities, set in the pristine Rocky Mountain foothills. If you love golf, you will find it here.
The course has been host to many different tournaments like the 2013 Solheim Cup, 2010 Senior PGA Championship and the 2019 U.S Mid-Amateur Championship.
The Quarry at Giants Ridge
The Quarry at Giants Ridge is a gorgeous golf course in Northeast Minnesota.
Sculpted in equal parts from the Northwoods and mine lands, the Quarry at Giants Ridge has a very unique feel to it. Suprisingly raised tees and deep hazards forged from mine lands, wetlands, forests and a former sand quarry, challenge golfers to dig deeper, risk more and pray to god.